When I was a kid I would watch Murder She Wrote with my Grandmother. The first time I saw Mary Poppins, that was also with my Grandmother. That’s how I know Angela Landsbury and Mary Poppins. So no shock that I am happy that the two are being combined, in a way.
Deadline reported that Angela Landsbury has been cast in Mary Poppins Returns. She joins the production in the role of “Balloon Lady” – but ya,I don’t know who that is. Then again – I don’t know who half of the characters in Mary Poppins were. They had no names.
Mary Poppins Returns will be in theaters on December 25, 2018.
SYNOPSIS: Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children and is set in Depression-era 1930s London (the time period of the original novels) and follows Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) now all grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).